Celebrating Black History - CT Style February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024

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Beloved Neighbor,

Today, I want to honor my beloved friend and colleague we lost far too soon. Gone from our presence, sorely missed, and forever etched in my heart and soul!

Representative Quentin "Q" Williams was the first-ever Black person to be elected to represent the 100th House district in the Connecticut General Assembly.

He was a trailblazer in so many ways and a fierce advocate for education. Please join me this Black History Month in honoring Q and celebrating his life.

Here are some of the incredible accomplishments Q achieved during his short time with us:

  • A Middletown Public Schools grad
  • Earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Bryant University
  • Earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Villanova University Villanova University
  • Earned an Inclusion and Diversity Certificate from Cornell University
  • The first Black person to be elected to represent the 100th house district in the State of Connecticut General Assembly
  • Chair of the Housing Committee
  • Chair of the Labor Committee
  • Co-founder of the educational nonprofit Equity CT
  • An adjunct professor at the University of Hartford
  • A proud member of the CT Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
  • A proud member of Beta Sigma Lambda, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter, Hartford, CT

Join me in keeping Q’s philanthropic spirit alive. The Q Fund will support the charitable causes and nonprofit missions he cared most about. ️RememberingQ.com

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at Robyn.Porter@cga.ct.gov or 860-240-1371.

In Dedicated and Loyal Service,

Robyn A. Porter


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